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Shredded Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad

Shredded Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad

If you ever want to trick someone into eating Brussels Sprouts, do it with this Shredded Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad.


It’s how I got my Dad, who is a picky eater when it comes to greens, to eat sprouts!


I grew up with a dad who rarely ate his greens.  And I don’t blame him.  He grew up during a time when eating green veggies meant eating them after they’d been boiled to death or came out of a can – yuck!


Being a food lover, I’ve made it my personal mission to get him to eat his greens.  He has resisted the entire way.  No green peas in shepherd’s pie.  No broccoli in a stir-fry.  And definitely no Brussels Sprouts.


One afternoon, I was visiting my parents and decided to make lunch.  I had cooked a shepherd’s pie (with no peas, of course) and wanted to serve it with a salad.  So, I shredded some Brussels sprouts and tossed them in a lemony, Parmesan Caesar salad dressing.


When my dad asked about the salad, I told him it was coleslaw – and, technically, I wasn’t lying.  Brussels sprouts are tiny cabbages and, when shredded, look just like coleslaw.


I can remember sitting there just grinning while he ate lunch, knowing that my Dad was eating his sprouts.  I waited until he was done to break the news.  I could tell he was a “little” annoyed, but he did love the salad.

Shredded Brussels Sprout Caesar Salad

Shredded Brussels Sprout Caesar Salad


¼ cup olive oil
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
1 tablespoon water
½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
½ teaspoon minced garlic
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
1 pound Brussels sprouts (about 20), thinly sliced
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
3 slices cooked bacon


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together olive oil, mayonnaise, white wine vinegar, lemon juice, water, Dijon, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, salt, and pepper.
  2. Add Brussels sprouts, Parmesan cheese, and bacon. Toss until the sprouts are well coated.

Shredded Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad Tips:

  • Add a little crunch with croutons.
  • To add a little salty seasoning, add 2-3 minced anchovies to the dressing.
  • You can replace white wine vinegar with red wine vinegar or another tablespoon of lemon juice.
  • Omit bacon to make this salad vegetarian.

Shredded Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad


  1. So happy you loved it Pat!!

  2. We like Brussels sprouts so no problem eating them here but always looking for new recipes for them – this one is fantastic! I cook for 2, a real challenge at times – so only used about 5-6 sprouts and cut the dressing in half – it was delicious and I particularly love the “Caesar” dressing and can see making just that again to have on romaine lettuce – very easy to make and not requiring raw or partly cooked eggs – it’s a winner!! This side dish was a wonderful side dish for ham and scalloped potatoes. Thanks for another great recipe!